Deadline is reporting coming films based on DC Comics imprint Vertigo will be handles by New Line Cinema under Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener. It has already been reported that Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is in the works with Joseph Gordon-Levitt pulling double duty as star and director. He is working on developing the script with David S. Goyer and screenwriter Jack Thorne. Of the project, Gordon-Levitt said:
“There’s tons of little brilliant moments throughout the series, and we certainly can’t incorporate all of them. We are using a whole bunch of specifics straight from the comics, but of course, we’re also having to do a certain amount of invention, and in between that, there’s tons of re-appropriating, re-contextualizing, combining, consolidating, and all manner of things that literalists might not like. But what we try to be completely faithful about is the overall sentiment: that Dreams and Stories and Magic are actually all the same thing, and that they’re real, and that they’re powerful.”
Stay tuned, kids….